SchemingMind.com respects each individual's right to personal privacy. We will collect
and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement.
This statement applies solely to information collected at SchemingMind.com.
Information collected from all visitors to SchemingMind.com
When you visit SchemingMind.com, we automatically collect information about your
visit that does not identify you personally. We can tell the type of computer, browser,
and Web service you are using. We also know the date and time of your visit, which
pages you visited and the site which referred you.
Information collected from registered members of SchemingMind.com
SchemingMind.com collects information on members' email addresses and on the IP
address used by each member when they sign on. These are the only personally identifying
data which are required by SchemingMind.com and are regarded as confidential. Any
additional information offered by members (for example in the 'biography' section)
is submitted voluntarily and with the understanding that this information will be
available to other site members and guests.
It is possible that chess tournaments will be arranged which require players to
reveal personal details, such as their real names or identities within other correspondence
chess organisations. Entry into such tournaments will be optional.
Only the site administrator and trusted moderators have unrestricted access to all
recorded personally identifying information.
Members have the option of revealing their email address to other members or guests.
SchemingMind.com uses third party agencies to collect membership subscriptions and
other payments. No information about members' credit cards, etc. is held by SchemingMind.com
Email addresses, or other personal information, will not be divulged to a third
party with the following exceptions;
- information about IP addresses and/or email addresses will be passed on to the relevant
internet service providor in the case of an abuse complaint
- information will be passed on the police or other relevent agencies if required
to do so by law, or if there is evidence that an illegal activity has occured and
that this information would assist the police.
A cookie is a small text file that our server places on a your computer's hard drive
to identify site users and to maintain some user preferences; cookies are also used
to track new referrals to the site and site usage patterns.
SchemingMind.com does not knowingly collect personally identifying information about
children under the age of thirteen. Children are allowed to use the site under supervision,
but must use an email address which is primarily owned by a responsible adult to
register an account. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information
from a person under the age of 13, we will delete it immediately.
We may ask you for your ICCF password so that we can retrieve your ICCF games from
the ICCF server and allow you to play these games directly from SchemingMind. This
is entirely optional and will not affect your access to local games played on SchemingMind.
In order to retrieve your ICCF games, it is currently neccessary for us to save
your password in our database. We will do this in an encrypted form, we will never
give your password to anyone else, and we will never use your password for anything
except the above two purposes. Your ICCF password will never been viewed by a human
Of course, if we were malicious, we could use this information to log onto your
ICCF account; we will never do this, however we appreciate that there are bad guys
out there, and you have no reason to trust us any more than anyone else.
Please do not enter your ICCF password unless you trust us, doing so implies that
you understand these conditions and that you will never hold us responsible for
any problems with your account on the ICCF server.
You can remove your ICCF password from our database at any time.